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Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide, Grades 5 to 9 (PDF DOWNLOAD)

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The Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide is designed to assist science teachers in all BC schools, including First Nations and public schools.   The guide includes background information regarding how First Peoples’ perspectives in science can be recognized and included in science inquiry.

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The Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide is designed to assist science teachers in all BC schools, including First Nations and public schools.   The guide includes background information regarding how First Peoples’ perspectives in science can be recognized and included in science inquiry.  It also offers curriculum planning suggestions and provides examples of fully-developed units that correspond with the Big Ideas and Learning Standards in the BC provincial Science Curriculum for grades 5 to 9.

Units include: Unit 1 – Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Unit 2 – Plants and the Connection to Place; Unit 3 – Power from the Land; Unit 4 – Bears and Body Systems; Unit 5 – Climate Change; Unit 6 – Shaking and Flooding; Unit 7 – Interconnectedness of the Spheres; Unit 8 – Ocean Connections.

Supplemental resources:  Encouraging First Nations Learners’ Engagement in the Sciences; Shared Knowledge Science Celebration; Suggestions for Developing Locally-based Resources; Making Connections with the Community; Assessment

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Weight .97 kg
Dimensions 28 x 25 x 3 cm